February 20, 2014
Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub DIY
Not that I complain about it EVERY DAY or anything... but I really feel that this cold, miserable weather has stayed too long at this party. Every part of my body is super dry, and my elbows are almost raw at this point. This inspired me to invent a good, moisturizing body scrub for myself, and I must say it's doing the trick :)
First, I picked up a 16-oz tin at the container store, (any 16-oz container tub will do.) and went to work testing out some ingredients. The following was my favorite combination:
1 cup raw organic sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
a few drops of tea tree oil
+ The tea tree oil is optional, as it will alter the smell of your scrub. I added it because of the antibacterial properties... I use it to shoo away zits all the time. It's a great ingredient to throw in there if you exfoliate your bikini area, to avoid ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving :P
+ I like the big granules of the raw sugar, combined with the small ones in the brown sugar. I found that the big grains alone were a bit too harsh, and the small ones melted away in the shower too quickly. This is the perfect balance!
+ It smells delicious! (sans tea tree oil...)
+ Smoothest skin ever. After I use it, I feel like sex on a stick. Seriously, I stroll out of the shower with my mad-smooth skin, and I'm unstoppable. (Thanks coconut oil :)
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